Accounting Technology Programs in Idaho

Educational Information:

Accounting technology goes hand in hand with financial and business accounting. Those who obtain their degree in the field will be provided with the knowledge necessary to work as a tax preparer, accountant, bookkeeper, payroll clerk, accounts receivable clerk or accounts payable clerk.

Licensing Information:

To become licensed in the state of Idaho, an individual must take the CPA examination after completing the following requirements:

  • Complete the Idaho Department of Law Enforcement records check form and turn it in along with your application
  • Have a bachelor degree or its equivalent with a minimum of 30 hours in business administration and 20 hours in accounting subjects
  • Completion of 150 hours of study at an accredited institution
  • Earn a graduate degree in the accounting field or a graduate degree with 24 hours of accounting at the undergraduate level or 15 hours in a graduate setting focusing on taxation, auditing, accounting and management accounting or earn a bachelor degree and complete 24 hours in the accounting field at the graduate or undergraduate level and a minimum of 24 hours in business courses
  • Completion of the AICPA ethics course

Employment Information:

Even though Idaho is well-known as being an agricultural state, its largest industry is actually that of technology and science. Accounting for more than 25 percent of the total revenue in the state and 70 percent of their imports, this sector is booming and becoming widespread. Some of the leading employers of accounting professionals are MarkMonitor, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Benewah Medical Center, Glanbia Foods, U.S. Land Management Bureau and D.L. Evans Bancork.

As of May 2020, accounting professionals earned an average salary of $72,190 in Idaho. Between 2018 and 2028, the number of accountant and auditor jobs in the state is projected to increase by 12%, which is three times the national average growth rate of 4% during this period. About 50 annual job openings in this field are expected during this ten-year period leading to 2028 due to a combination of new job growth, retirements, and natural job turnover.

May 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics salary and job market trends for accountants and auditors represent state data, not school-specific information. 

Job growth projections for 2018-2028 sourced from the U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored O*Net database. Figures represent state data, not school-specific information.

Conditions in your area may vary. Data Accessed May 2021.